Saturday, April 21, 2012

Simple Skirts

I've been making some super cute skirts this week and thought I'd share. I bought this fabric on clearance at Joann's a few weeks ago. It was in the remnants, so I didn't have a choice as to how much I could buy. It was a little under a yard. It's a little shorter than I would normally make, but perfect for spring. And I do like wearing things a little low on the waist.

To make it, I cut two panels of fabric about 1.5 times my hip measurement (I just wrapped it around, no tape measure required).
2. Stitch them together on the sides (a simple straight stitch works great).
3. Next, I created a hem by double folding, ironing and stitching it. I did a similar fold/iron method around the top, but created about 1.5 inch channel for the elastic (leave about 1.5 to 2 inches  to insert your elastic).
4. To add a polished look, I put a quick seam around the top of my channel about 1/4 inches from the top.
5. Finally, insert the elastic (wrap it around your waist to determine the length) using a safety pin and sew the ends together.
6. Close the hole you used to put in the elastic and done. I love it!

I love it so much, in fact, that I made another one, but with pockets! I love pockets. Here's a great tutorial for the pockets. I had to take mine apart three times until I read the tutorial and could finally see how it works. This fabric is amazing - $3 a yard on clearance at Walmart. I bought all they had (2.5 yards) and have enough for some cute pajama shorts (more on those later). Pow! Here it is!
It's two inches longer than the brown one. Wore it yesterday and got tons of complements. Yay!

And there you have it. Two skirts for about six bucks.


  1. Thanks for showing how to make this. I make skirts for my granddaughters. Ilike them with pockets. Terrific. Linda

  2. Super cute! Well done!

  3. I love the fabric! What a fun skirt. I want one :) Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!